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New study reveals elevated levels of mercury in women of child bearing age in Pacific Island countries

A new study released on Wednesday April 19, 2017, supported by the Minamata Convention’s Interim Secretariat hosted by UN Environment reveals that women of childbearing age living in four Pacific Island countries have elevated levels of mercury in their bodies. Mercury monitoring  in women of childbearing age in the Asia and the Pacific Region, jointly […]

Leaked map reveals chronic mercury epidemic in Peru

Ask about the fish in restaurants in the centre of Puerto Maldonado, the biggest town in Peru’s south-east Amazon, and you’ll hear all kinds of things. Some people will shake their heads and say there isn’t any fish on the menu “because of the contamination” or “out of protocol”. Others might say there is fish available, before […]

Dental students should be made aware of Mercury hazards

PMDC and HEC have joined hands to revise the medical curriculum in the country. According to a report; Earlier studies on mercury contamination in the air at dental sites in five cities of Pakistan and survey/review of three sets of curriculum offered to dental teaching institutions in the country have revealed the absence of topics […]

Reducing mercury use demanded

Mercury exposures are becoming a serious health and environmental risks in Bangladesh. Phase-out mercury from production to use is demanded at a workshop organised by Environment and Social Development Organisation (ESDO). Under the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Global Mercury Partnership, ESDO is going to implement a project on ‘Reduction of demand for mercury in […]

FDA, EPA advise pregnant women, children to eat more low-mercury fish

Federal officials on Tuesday announced major changes in advice to pregnant and breastfeeding women by recommending consumption of at least 8 ounces of low-mercury fish per week. It is the first time that the Environmental Protection Agency and Food and Drug Administration have issued recommendations on the minimum amount of fish that pregnant women and […]

Mercury Poisoning in Dentistry

Though increasingly obsolete due to the advent of safer alternatives, dental amalgams made from mercury are still being used in many clinics around the world, despite the fact that they could cause brain damage and other permanent harm. And one former dentist who suffered extensive health damage because of this pernicious element wants to see […]

Sorting Out the Risks of Fish

Fish is often called “brain food.” It’s an excellent source of lean protein, rich in nutrients like omega-3 fatty acids, B vitamins and iodine, and pregnant women are encouraged to eat it. There’s just one, ah, catch: Fish also may have mercury, which can harm the developing brain. Two advocacy organizations sued the Food and Drug Administration last week, […]

Mercury and dental amalgam

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 Dangers of Dental Amalgam ESDO is a member of the World Alliance for Mercury Free Dentistry (WAMFD) and is campaigning for a ban on dental amalgam in Bangladesh.  Dental amalgam, commonly used in dental fillings in Bangladesh is made out of 50% mercury.  Mercury has a toxic effect on health and the environment, including, recent research has […]

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